DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/12/2009    Duedate: 08/25/2009

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-612

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LUNA
WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
(29-5179) [16-7-0,129]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LUNA                           CAPTAIN KIRK
WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)         TREKKERS (462)
(29-5179) [16-7-0,129]         (29-5382) [5-2-1,48]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HORN ROCK                      AKUMU
CARDOW HUNTERS (359)           BLACK SAMURAI (166)
(29-5113) [20-20-0,92]         (29-4674) [12-14-1,77]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

VENUSIANS (321)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BOHICA (449)                61
2. CLAN CROW (456)             34      PHILANTHROPISTS (407)
3. X-MEN (78)                  30      Unchartered Team
4. FORCE OF NATURE (312)       29
5. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)        25      TREKKERS (462)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 PHILANTHROPISTS (407)     20   7  0 74.1   1/ 1 VENUSIANS (321)          10  5 1
 2/ 2 BOHICA (449)              72  44  1 62.1   2/ 3 EQUESTORS (158)           9  5 0
 3/ 3 METAL MINCERS (256)      577 388 13 59.8   3/ 2 STREET WALKERS (97)       9  6 0
 4/ 4 STREET WALKERS (97)      570 386 46 59.6   4/ 4 BOHICA (449)              8  6 0
 5/ 5 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)   179 130 19 57.9   5/10 FORCE OF NATURE (312)     8  7 0
 6/ 6*TREKKERS (462)            18  15  1 54.5   6/12 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      8  7 0
 7/ 7 BLACK KELTS (233)        230 208 10 52.5   7/ 9 X-MEN (78)                7  6 2
 8/ 8 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      351 319 22 52.4   8-11*CREATURE FEATURE (463)    6  4 2
 9/ 9 MID EARTH (223)          468 434 21 51.9   9/ 7 METAL MINCERS (256)       5  4 0
10/10 EQUESTORS (158)          751 788 51 48.8  10/15 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       5  5 0
11/11 VENUSIANS (321)          314 341 17 47.9  11/ 6*TREKKERS (462)            5  8 1
12/12 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     498 579 10 46.2  12/ 5 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)    5  9 1
13/13 FORCE OF NATURE (312)    339 395 24 46.2  13/14 CLAN CROW (456)           5 10 0
14-14*ZODIAC (459)              15  19  0 44.1  14- 8*ZODIAC (459)              4  2 0
15-15 TRAIL OF TEARS (229)     132 172  7 43.4  15/17 PHILANTHROPISTS (407)     3  0 0
16/17 X-MEN (78)                77 102 12 43.0  16-13 TRAIL OF TEARS (229)      2  3 0
17/16 CLAN CROW (456)           36  48  2 42.9  17/18 BLACK KELTS (233)         2  3 0
18-18*CREATURE FEATURE (463)    10  15  4 40.0  18/16 MID EARTH (223)           2 11 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19/19*CHUNG KUO (464)            1  10  0  9.1  19/19*CHUNG KUO (464)           1 10 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

             + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Edge of Night #41 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

The Silent Place near Zuwayza:

     Blackwind followed the two demons on a circuit of the enclosure, conscious of
and grateful for Redfox and Agro at his back.  Thrashing through underbrush which he
mostly couldn't see now that it was full dark.  Getting soaked, because it must have
rained recently and everything was dripping.  Slapping at bugs.  The demons didn't
seem to be having these problems, not even the one with the underbrush.  Life was so
unfair!
     "There!"  The voice was Triforos's, from well ahead of them.  The junior demon
must be doing scout duty.  "A flaw in the barrier, as though it has been opened and
then closed... ineptly."
     The others moved to where it 'stood' and looked.  The barrier itself was marked
by a fence of iron uprights with spear-head shaped finials and chains linking them at
top, middle, and bottom.  Some rust, but less than Blackwind would have expected,
given the age of the place and the climate.  Arhazul muttered something, and a
ghostly greenish light flowed from its hand to illuminate the scene.  A broken chain,
one upright missing and the ones on either side of the gap bent away.  A man could
squeeze through that hole, though not easily unless he was small and thin.
     Agro stepped into the spill of light and knelt, touching the ground with a
clawed fingertip.  In one place, another, a third.  "There were two humans here," the
Croc said.  "A man, a child."  The finger tapped one track.  "The child went through
the gap," the finger moved to one of the bent poles, "and scratched himself on the
iron here.  If those within are like the others we have met, the blood-scent would
have drawn them.  The tracks don't tell me what happened next."
     "A pitiful burrow," Arhazul sneered.  Then the demon sighed.  "But it is what we
were looking for--what I expected to find.  There was a scent to the barrier which
suggested a second breach, but I do not believe there is a third."
     "So, we've found this, now what?" Blackwind asked.  "Do we close it?  Can we
close it?"
     "Close, yes, but we cannot seal it.  For that, the Malcorn is needed."
     "Well, can we do something to keep it from being used until Lord Malcorn gets
here to do the sealing?"
     The shape that was the demon Arhazul seemed to bristle.  "Without the Malcorn--"
     "Yes, I understood that.  He's the only one who can seal it properly.  But he
isn't HERE, and we need to do something NOW."  If demons were always this much
trouble to deal with, it was a wonder to Blackwind that anyone bothered to summon
them.
     The eyes of Triforos went hot and bright as flames, and it turned toward Arhazul
and said something quickly; the sounds were like fire and screams and flashing
blades, alien and menacing.  It gestured at the humans.
     When it finished, there was a silence that seemed long.  Finally Arhazul said,
"It has been suggested that a temporary seal could be made--with blood.  The Malcorn
has Words of Power, but blood will form a seal, also.  And this one," it indicated
Redfox, "was prepared to give up its life-blood in order to end the predations of the
nighthunters.  If we were to perform the proper sacrifice here... ah, no perhaps here
and at the main entrance both, yes, that would do it, why, then we might be able to
seal the barrier well enough until the Malcorn returns."
     "Two sacrifices?" Redfox asked calmly.  "Or one extended one?"
     "There is no certainty," Arhazul admitted.  "But I believe that the death of a
single strong warrior, if he surrenders his life willingly, would be sufficient to
hold the barrier closed until the Malcorn can attend to it."

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 624): BLHU MURTHER of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 626): SKELETON of THE UNDEAD (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 620): REXROTH of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 622): SILVIA MINNO of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 619): TIBERIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 618): STEWIE GRIFFIN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 309): CASH MEALS of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 611): LUNA of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 307): ULTHAR STORMHELM of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 608): AGONY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 606): KOBALT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 597): CIVIL of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 559): BITT BETRO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 284): MERCY FOR NONE of PACIS EX NEX (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 279): MOTHER TERESA of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 265): C.H.S. of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 487): DILILAH FRANN of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 474): LASSIE of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 454): SAND MAGGOT of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 450): GRIZOLPOP of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 214): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 414): NIGHTMARE STEED of GEMSTONE CREATIONS (?, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 407): BEARSTONE KAI of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 396): GABRIELLE REESE of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 512): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS ( ?, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 624): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 626): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 620): DARK CREATION (Howard Phillips Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 622): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 619): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 618): THE MAGNIFICIENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 309): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 611): VENUSIANS (Venus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 307): WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 608): ANGELS OF PAIN (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 606): RAVAGOMG LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 597): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 559): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 284): MIKES HEROES (Mike?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 279): THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 264): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 487): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 474): EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 454): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 450): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 214): SUPERSTARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 414): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 407): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 396): VICTORIOUS III (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 512): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 618): GERMANICUS of GLADIATORS (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 308): YAU (DARKFACE) of ZULU NATION (Zulu, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 611): NEEDS SALT of BOHICA (Scruffy, mgr.)
              (turn 610): LITERNIUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 607): MADNESS of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 606): THE MONGOL of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 558): QUEEN RANDI of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 283): JACOB MARLEY of PHANTOM REGIMENT (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 279): CHINA MILKMAID of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
                             IVAN POISY of SPOONERTICS (Spawn, mgr.)
                             MADAME BUTTERFLY of THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
                 (turn 278): LURKING FEAR of ABYSMAL RITES (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 265): C.H.S. of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
                  (turn 264): ON MY WAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
                              DOMJON of DRUID'S GROVE (Armalias Skyhawk, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 487): CHARLIE EKSA of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 473): SHMEGMA of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 454): SAND MAGGOT of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 450): GRIZOLPOP of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 413): GREEN DISEASE of INSIGNIFICANCE (Jekyll, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

*Please stand by for a Out of Character Statement from your friends at Will Duel 4
Mead.  We'll return you to regular schedule program of incoherent dribble next turn.*

Now let me state I'm not one above of blood feuding with the DM for a turn.  The
whole point of a BF is to rub a dirt a little in the face of your opponent for his or
her actions.  What better way to do that is to have the top warrior in the arena
smack 'em a around a little bit.  Especially if the warrior who was lost was a really
good one.  In Fluffy's case a very good one.  Granted he was my first ripper ever, so
I was still bungling around trying to figure out how to run him hence his
performance.  But his stats were nothing to laugh at, and the fact I knew from what I
calculated from his overview that he was bonus at least +3 in Attack, +3 in Defense,
and +2 in initiative.  Yeah what does a ripper need with initiative, but the the
attack and defense bonus were nice.

Now if it were any other turn I probably be a little peeved that I lost this guy,
wouldn't you?  But then I stumble across a conundrum of sorts.  Here I have a AB who
I am desperately trying to get to graduation, which in Lapur as most of you know
isn't exactly the easiest thing to do.  Her only requirement to graduate is she needs
the correct number of political points to do so.  Now all of a sudden she's the DM
with a open BF beginning that turn.  Do I have to point out the obvious elephant in
the room here?  Stormy put your hand down I'll explain it to you later.  So
Reptilicus got a fist full of DM last turn.  And since Luna is still not quite there,
he'll probably get another helping this turn.

To his manager, you took that first shot like a champ.  Sorry for the repeat.  Take
the skill learns, be happy.  I'll probably let it drop after this turn.  Just be
grateful it worked out like it did.  Otherwise I might be going for the kill. :)

-- Sporkis

*Paid for by Sporkis 4 World Dictator 2012 committee*

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in LAPUR this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there 
are sorrows to drown for WILL DUEL 4 MEAD, whose 2-3-1 this turn dropped them by 7 
into 12th.  CARDOW HUNTERS stable has parlayed this turn's 3-2-0 into a 6 space move 
up the rankings.  This brings them up to 6th place.  Good work, guys!  The X-MEN 
guild has had a 4-1-2 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know 
where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, BUTTERFLY fought RINDEL and gained 
25 points and contributed to CARDOW HUNTERS' 3-2-0.  MISS FRIENDLY FIRE has lost to 
LARD SPRINKLE, falling 16 points, while helping make STREET WALKERS a 2-3-0 turn.  
The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and LUNA remains LAPUR's top 
warrior for another turn.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team 
makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Warty Toad until they win.  Maybe?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  I also notice that the STREET 
WALKERS stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on LAPUR, what are you 
afraid of?  And guess who avoided STREET WALKERS stable the most?  Believe it or not, 
it was CLAN CROW.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was 
TREKKERS' warrior CAPTAIN KIRK.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the 
Duelmaster!  In a brave attempt, MAKADOS from PHILANTHROPISTS challenged up 22 points 
to fight FELICIA from the STREET WALKERS stable.  MAKADOS perhaps got his just 
desserts, seeing as he beat FELICIA and ended up with 110 recognition points.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  LUHAR has departed LAPUR, leaving MID EARTH without their 12-12-3 warrior.  
Question, just what was his team doing at the taverns last night?  BLACK KELTS has 
lost RED SQUIRREL to the arena in the sky, but they don't seem to be worried.  What 
do you expect from 3-7-1?  Is it really true that LAPUR has more dishwashers per 
capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your 
swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUNA 5179                    16   7  0   129       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 A.A. SHOCK 5054              21  25  3   117       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 ATRIA 5101                   23  18  2   112       VENUSIANS (321)
 COLOSSUS 556                 21  25  5   112       X-MEN (78)
 MAKADOS 4704                 16   4  0   110       PHILANTHROPISTS (407)
 GLAUCO 5102                  22  19  1   104       EQUESTORS (158)
 FELICIA 1693                 14   8  1    98       STREET WALKERS (97)
-VON GROV 3337                16  15  0    97       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
 RED HOT CHILI 5202           15   6  0    95       BOHICA (449)
 CLOUDSHADOW 5154             21  14  0    93       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 HORN ROCK 5113               20  20  0    92       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YURI 5188                    14   8  2    90       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 JOHN COURAGE 3313            17  13  0    88       BLACK KELTS (233)
 SMACK O'MALLEY 5282           9   8  0    88       CLAN CROW (456)
 MAD DOG 5125                 20  18  0    86       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 NAILIN' PALIN 5302           13   5  0    84       STREET WALKERS (97)
 ILLYRIA 5149                 20  15  0    83       VENUSIANS (321)
 JULIANUS 5321                11   3  0    81       EQUESTORS (158)
 STARRY NITE 5186             17  14  0    79       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 AKUMU 4674                   12  14  1    77       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 COPPER COMPACTER 5092        17  17  0    76       METAL MINCERS (256)
 LUCKY EIREANN 5285            9   7  2    72       CLAN CROW (456)
 LIME 5178                    15   7  0    71       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-INCONEL INDENTER 4324         8   5  1    66       METAL MINCERS (256)
 VINDOCOMUS 5251              13  11  0    61       EQUESTORS (158)
 IRON IMPACTER 5315            8   4  0    59       METAL MINCERS (256)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHROME CUTTER 5316            7   2  0    58       METAL MINCERS (256)
 DARK UNCLE 2168               8  15  1    57       X-MEN (78)
-SALAMANDER 4165               7   6  0    57       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LARD SPRINKLE 5359            6   1  0    56       BOHICA (449)
-SILVER SAW 5287               7   6  1    55       METAL MINCERS (256)
 ENCOLPIUS 5268               12  10  0    52       EQUESTORS (158)
 WATERSTONE 5317               8   7  0    52       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 CAPTAIN KIRK 5382             5   2  1    48       TREKKERS (462)
 DEATHWIND FORGE 5283          7   8  0    45       CLAN CROW (456)
-HANNICHI 4860                 3   1  1    42       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 MOJO 5340                     8   4  0    38       X-MEN (78)
 BIMBO SLICE 5386              5   3  0    38       STREET WALKERS (97)
 WHIP ME HOUSTON 5397          5   2  0    37       STREET WALKERS (97)
-CANCER 5363                   4   3  0    37       ZODIAC (459)
 JAILYN 5354                   7   4  1    36       MID EARTH (223)
 MISS FRIENDLY FIRE 5396       4   3  0    35       STREET WALKERS (97)
-SHANGGAR 4703                 3   3  0    34       PHILANTHROPISTS (407)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DUNWICH HORROR 5391           3   2  2    33       CREATURE FEATURE (463)
 BUTTERFLY 5388                2   5  0    33       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 SOLAR RADIATION 5308          6  12  0    30       VENUSIANS (321)
 CYGNI 5404                    4   1  0    28       VENUSIANS (321)
-WOLFMAN 5393                  2   3  1    28       CREATURE FEATURE (463)
 BROWN BEAVER 5358             4   5  1    27       BLACK KELTS (233)
 RINDEL 5346                   7   5  0    26       MID EARTH (223)
-GEMINI 5364                   3   5  0    25       ZODIAC (459)
 ANSHIN 4861                   7   3  0    24       BLACK SAMURAI (166)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-REPTILICUS 5390               2   3  1    23       CREATURE FEATURE (463)
 FYRE RAYNES 5341              5   7  0    22       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 LIEUTENANT WORF 5383          5   2  0    21       TREKKERS (462)
 LESATH 5417                   2   1  1    21       VENUSIANS (321)
 ISABELLE PEPPER 5406          2   3  1    21       BOHICA (449)
-MAY 5403                      2   1  0    21       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
-LEO 5395                      3   1  0    20       ZODIAC (459)
-LIBRA 5366                    2   5  0    17       ZODIAC (459)
-THE BLOB 5389                 2   3  0    17       CREATURE FEATURE (463)
-IZALOR 4702                   1   0  0    17       PHILANTHROPISTS (407)
 MR. SPOCK 5380                2   5  0    15       TREKKERS (462)
 COMMANDER RIKER 5381          2   5  0    15       TREKKERS (462)
 SONTE HINGE 3455              2   8  0    15       BLACK KELTS (233)
 FEELIP O'BOOBAGAN 5414        2   2  0    13       CLAN CROW (456)
-THE BRIDE 5392                1   4  0    13       CREATURE FEATURE (463)
 DUSTY STORM 5418              3   0  0    12       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 KARIN 5434                    1   0  1    12       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
-SCORPIO 5415                  1   0  0    12       ZODIAC (459)
 MUNDANE MUDSLIDE 5401         1   2  0    11       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 TAKACHI 5425                  1   0  0    10       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-CHISAHARU 5180                2   0  0     9       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 BEAST 5420                    1   1  0     9       X-MEN (78)
-SNOWDROP 5400                 2   2  0     8       TRAIL OF TEARS (229)
 LI YUAN 5407                  1   2  0     5       CHUNG KUO (464)
 CASIMIR PULASKI 5435          0   1  0     2       BOHICA (449)
 ICEMAN 5419                   0   2  0     2       X-MEN (78)
 BOODIKKA 5433                 0   1  0     1       WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
 D6 5424                       0   1  0     1       CHUNG KUO (464)

'-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn.

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
RED SQUIRREL 5357       3  7 1 BLACK KELTS 233      DARK UNCLE 2168       612   
CHU LANG 5423           0  1 0 CHUNG KUO 464        LESATH 5417           612   
D4 5421                 0  1 0 CHUNG KUO 464        STONE GOLEM           612  NONE
D5 5422                 0  1 0 CHUNG KUO 464        KARIN 5434            612   
KARR 5409               0  1 0 CHUNG KUO 464        DUNWICH HORROR 5391   610   
URLIC MAC COOL 5373     4  4 0 CLAN CROW 456        CAPTAIN KIRK 5382     612   
ICE SHARD 5191         14 13 1 FORCE OF NATURE 312  LUHAR 5244            609  REVENGED
LUHAR 5244             12 13 3 MID EARTH 223        COLOSSUS 556          612   
NULDOR 5374             3  2 0 MID EARTH 223        WOLFMAN 5393          608  REVENGED
RUG 888 5436            0  1 0 MID EARTH 223        BLACK ORC             612  NONE
ALHENA 5291             4 12 0 VENUSIANS 321        SILVER SAW 5287       608  REVENGED
FLUFFY 5405             1  2 0 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD 282 REPTILICUS 5390       610  REVENGED
BISHOP 5300             6 10 1 X-MEN 78             ATRIA 5101            609   
GAMBIT 5372             3  3 1 X-MEN 78             RED SQUIRREL 5357     609  JUST REVENGED
SAGITARIUS 5365         2  3 0 ZODIAC 459           ISABELLE PEPPER 5406  608  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Makados -- Just how philanthropic was that?!  You should have given it to me. --
Copper Compacter

Mojo -- My cut shows that it is I who has the mojo. -- Chrome Cutter

Luna -- You again.  Congrats.  You looked awfully good in The Half-Blood Prince.  We
look for more good things from you in the next. -- Ora and Oremaster

Needs Salt -- Congrats on the invite.  Mighty fine record, we say! -- Ora and
Oremaster

Street Walkers gotta 57 pointers.  Criminy!  Me borgs bea 'voidin.  Aye. -- Oremaster

Glauco -- I could say I challenged you because you were ranked above me and not an
aimed blow, but to be honest I missed your company. -- Felicia

Cloudshadow -- Talk about deja-vu!!!!  The second turn in a row I avoid you like the
plague, the second turn in a row I still managed to get matched up against you, and
the second time you completely kick my butt.  That's it, I quit.  I'm done with this
career and am going to move on to bigger and better things.  The arenamaster looks
like he has a cushy job, maybe I'll run for office. -- Nailin' Palin

Encolpius -- In light of what the newsletter may have said, I was not seeking your
death, I'm just trying to make friends. -- Miss Friendly Fire

Jailyn -- Now that was a surprise!  Something tells me next time we meet you might
try to pull a Bobby Brown on me. -- Whip Me Houston

Libra -- We really have to stop meeting like this. -- Bimbo Slice

Scruffy Puff and Needs Salt -- Congrats on the invite, the first one is always
special, well done. -- Roadkill

Luna -- Now why would you tell the Mincers about the contract to give Compacter some
losses???  I'm not denying it, mind you... -- Lady Protector Mad Dog Montana

Luna the Spirit Whale -- Yes, I know your true identity.  But what most don't know is
"Spirit Whale" is actually you wishing your butt wasn't so big.  Your butt's so big
it's on both sides of the family.  Your butt's so big when you fall backwards your
rock yourself to sleep tring to get back up.  Your butt's so big your team jogs
around it for exercise.  Your butt's so big you sat on a rainbow and made Skittles.
Your butt's so big that when God said "Let there be Light", he told you to move you
fat ass out of the way. -- Felicia 

Deep Thought -- That's a tough loss.  Hope he does well in the upcoming tourney. --
Roadkill

Horn Rock -- Hmmm seems like there is one too many rocks. -- Luhar F. Gump

Julianus -- Unlucky match up for me, well fought. -- Rindel the Unfortunate

Whip Me Houtson -- My name isn't spanky! -- Jailyn the Spanked

Reptilicus -- Thought I give you a fighting chance there in the beginning.  Then I
got bored.  Sorry even though it was a blood feud it's nothing personal. -- Luna

Chrome Cutter -- Well, if you couldn't beat a slasher who learns nothing but riposte.
Then you would have been buried next to me. -- Ghost of Revy

Salt -- One, I don't wear flip-flops.  Two, afterward where I did deposit my footwear
you can keep them.  I don't think I want 'em back. -- Luna

Horn Rock -- My trainer was someone named Corona, not Lemon. -- Lime

Needs Salt -- Figure I give you a pity win since little sis gave you such a whupping
last turn. -- Lime

Akuma -- Just a friendly challenge as a welcome back to Lapur for you and Black
Samurai team.  Always good to see a team back. -- Will Duel 4 Mead

Before we forget again.  Congrads to Liternius and Needs Salt on their invites. --
Will Duel 4 Mead

Red Hot Chili -- The finest kind. -- Mad Dog

The Bride -- You're saying that brides are "creatures"?  I'm not getting this. --
Waterstone

The Blob -- Ah, now that one I did see.  Black and white, Steve McQueen, yes?  Those
were the good old days, sure enough--youth.  I didn't appreciate it when I had it. --
Jorja, usurping Butterfly's response

Luhar -- How about, instead of Mid Earth, you be from Mid Sand? -- Horn Rock
P.S.  Nah, given the difference in our ranking and experience, you were fine.

Nailin' Palin -- Think of me as a hammer, hmm? -- Cloudshadow
P.S.  From small beginnings, big bruises grow.

Luna -- Enjoyed the column. -- Jorja, Cardow Hunters

Our congratulations to Needs Salt. -- Jorja and the Cardow Hunters

We salute Lapur's tourney participants, double salute for those who died making the
effort. -- Jorja and the Cardow Hunters

Liternius -- So I'm two weeks late, sue me if you care that much.  We don't have
lands to give away, who has or can afford lands?  But I could maybe find you a good
horse.  You know the kind of thing, eh, your title is good if you're going north, but
might be questioned if you're going south.  Not that I stole it, I wouldn't do such a
thing as that.  But some nomad from the south rode into town on it, fell out of the
saddle, and said, "Hide me!"  So we did, just philanthropists, you know, but we took
the horse in payment. -- Chetam, odd-job ma for Lapur arena

Needs Salt -- Ah... how about a ticket to Dullens, give you a chance to visit the
salt beds near there?  I'm told they're scenic, and they're sort of on the way to the
Isle. -- Chetam

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RUG 888 was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
D4 was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena duel.
NEEDS SALT demolished CLOUDSHADOW in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
YURI was overpowered by A.A. SHOCK in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
MAKADOS defeated FELICIA in a 3 minute master's Challenge match.
LUCKY EIREANN was bested by JOHN COURAGE in a 4 minute gory Challenge duel.
AKUMU was bested by NAILIN' PALIN in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge match.
SMACK O'MALLEY handily defeated COPPER COMPACTER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
URLIC MAC COOL was dispatched by CAPTAIN KIRK in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
DEATHWIND FORGE vanquished ANSHIN in a crowd boring 7 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
ISABELLE PEPPER overpowered MR. SPOCK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
FEELIP O'BOOBAGAN was viciously subdued by CYGNI in a 4 minute Challenge bout.
LUNA demolished HORN ROCK in a 1 minute mismatched Title competition.
GLAUCO viciously subdued STARRY NITE in a crowd pleasing 2 minute veteran's battle.
ATRIA handily defeated LIME in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
COLOSSUS dispatched LUHAR in a 1 minute master's bout.
ILLYRIA lost to RED HOT CHILI in a 2 minute veteran's fray.
MAD DOG devastated VINDOCOMUS in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
JULIANUS overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
LARD SPRINKLE overpowered MISS FRIENDLY FIRE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
DARK UNCLE delivered the death blow upon RED SQUIRREL in a 2 minute contest.
ENCOLPIUS was overpowered by WATERSTONE in a 1 minute brutal uneven fight.
WHIP ME HOUSTON was overpowered by IRON IMPACTER in a 1 minute uneven fray.
MOJO unbelievably bested SOLAR RADIATION in a monotonous 16 minute gory bout.
BIMBO SLICE overpowered SONTE HINGE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
RINDEL was overpowered by BUTTERFLY in a 2 minute one-sided duel.
JAILYN overpowered FYRE RAYNES in a 1 minute uneven match.
COMMANDER RIKER was overpowered by BROWN BEAVER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
LIEUTENANT WORF beat ICEMAN in a 2 minute fray.
LI YUAN was narrowly defeated by BEAST in a 2 minute brutal beginner's competition.
LESATH assassinated CHU LANG in a 1 minute uneven fight.
DUSTY STORM unbelievably bested CASIMIR PULASKI in a exciting 5 minute novice's fight.
MUNDANE MUDSLIDE overpowered D6 in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
TAKACHI overpowered BOODIKKA in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
KARIN butchered D5 in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brutal one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 12         TOTAL PARRY       51 -  35 -  0      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         STRIKING ATTACK   68 -  49 -  5      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                  10         PARRY-RIPOSTE     18 -  17 -  2      51  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     10         LUNGING ATTACK    58 -  60 -  4      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                       8         PARRY-LUNGE       20 -  24 -  1      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         AIMED BLOW        35 -  44 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   31 -  40 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK    40 -  53 -  3      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  21 -  4      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -  20 -  0      38  |

Turn 612 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

BASHING ATTACK     7 -  3     AIMED BLOW         3 -  5         4  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  4     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        6 -  4     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  6         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  5     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       LUNA 5179                  16   7  0  129 WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
BASHING ATTACK   ATRIA 5101                 23  18  2  112 VENUSIANS (321)
TOTAL PARRY      MAKADOS 4704               16   4  0  110 PHILANTHROPISTS (407)
STRIKING ATTACK  RED HOT CHILI 5202         15   6  0   95 BOHICA (449)
LUNGING ATTACK   MAD DOG 5125               20  18  0   86 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
WALL OF STEEL    LUCKY EIREANN 5285          9   7  2   72 CLAN CROW (456)
SLASHING ATTACK  ENCOLPIUS 5268             12  10  0   52 EQUESTORS (158)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HORN ROCK 5113.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was AKUMU 4674.  The ten other most popular fighters were GLAUCO 5102, CASIMIR 
PULASKI 5435, A.A. SHOCK 5054, MAKADOS 4704, RED HOT CHILI 5202, IRON IMPACTER 5315, 
KARIN 5434, JOHN COURAGE 3313, NAILIN' PALIN 5302, and BEAST 5420.

The least popular fighter this week was MOJO 5340.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SOLAR RADIATION 5308, ANSHIN 4861, FEELIP O'BOOBAGAN 5414, BOODIKKA 
5433, D6 5424, DUSTY STORM 5418, CHU LANG 5423, COMMANDER RIKER 5381, FYRE RAYNES 
5341, and RINDEL 5346.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

LUNA (29-5179) WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (282)
A.A. SHOCK (29-5054) FORCE OF NATURE (312)

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

NEEDS SALT (29-5206) BOHICA (449)